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Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Probably never: To become a Plastic Surgeon requires completing Medical School and then a residency in Plastic Surgery. Completing Dental School makes you eligible to take a residency on one of the Dental Specialties, not Medical Specialties. Becoming a Dentist does not make you eligible for a Plastic Surgery Residency the same way becoming a Physician does not make you eligible for an Orthodontic Residency. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

Very similar: Cosmetic surgery is typically performed for the specific purpose of improved appearance (elective), and is performed by plastic surgeons and other board qualified surgeons. Plastic surgery is typically thought of as reconstructive, i.e. Surgery aimed at improvement of function or damage repair. Plastic surgeons also often do cosmetic surgery and often advertise as such. ...Read more

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I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek 17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek  17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

Scar: Different treatment options vary depending on the appearance. There are techniques that can improve the appearance but nothing erases or removes scars. ...Read more

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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck. ...Read more

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Why do people do cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are many physical, psychological, and even occupational reasons patients seek to have cosmetic surgery. Ethical plastic surgeons will make a point of ascertaining patient's motivations. Patients who are self-motivated ( and doing the operations for themselves) are generally satisfied with the outcome of the procedures performed. Cosmetic surgery does not necessarily improve relationships... ...Read more

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are a variety ( too many to list here) reasons why patients may die during or after cosmetic surgery. Complications such as infection, bleeding, organ injury, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, drug reactions... Are a few of the common causes. Selection of plastic surgeon (anesthesia provider and surgery facility) become of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Yes: Depending on what the nature of the problem is. Please consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Usually: Corrective surgery is to repair a deformity like cleft lip, while cosmetic surgery is to repair nonessential problems like wrinkles. Certainly corrective surgery can make you look better ...Read more

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How do I find a good cosmetic surgery clinic?

Many Resources.: I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.? then, i would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate him on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get canthopexy cosmetic surgery?

Is it safe to get canthopexy cosmetic surgery?

Should be...: This is done usually to tighten the lower eyelid if it is too lax or retracted downward. It can also be done to raise the outer corner of the eye for cosmetic reasons. If you have a competent board certified surgeon with experience operating in a certified facility, it should be quite safe. It does have complications, though, just like any other operative procedure. ...Read more

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Does a cosmetic surgery to reduce my hip size?

Does a cosmetic surgery to reduce my hip size?

It's possible: If your hips are large because of fat deposits, it is possible to reduce the hip size by liposuction. But if your hips are large because of bone or muscle, that cannot work. ...Read more

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Do men have cosmetic surgery after a mastectomy?

Depends: It depends on the extent of the mastectomy, often times the surgery is done by a plastic surgeon so the closure is done well. ...Read more

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What is cosmetic/plastic surgery in atlanta like?

What is cosmetic/plastic surgery in atlanta like?

Plastic surgery: Atlanta has many experienced and board certified plastic surgeons. Some useful websites to find board certified plastic surgeons include ASPS, ASAPS, and RealSelf. ...Read more

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Can there be such thing as cosmetic surgery for feet?

Yes: This is a developing area, but a little outside of the mainstream of popular cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to do cosmetic plastic surgery?

Is it true that it's ok to do cosmetic plastic surgery?

Yes...: If: 1) you are medically fit 2) you have realistic expectations 3) your surgeon is properly trained and certified, with experience in your particular procedure 4) the procedure is done in an accredited surgery center 5) any anesthesia is administered by either an md anesthesiologist or crna. ...Read more

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What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication please discuss it with your surgeon for advise. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more